August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Twitter begins testing a new custom-built timeline feature.
  • This feature, available to a “small group of people,” will see The Bachelorette having its first go with it.
  • Those following a custom timeline will see it listed at the top of their home timeline to allow web users easier access to a different timeline.

Twitter has begun testing a potential new feature for the social media platform. The company is beginning a test for “custom-built timelines.”

The purpose of this new custom-built timeline feature is for users to scroll through content about one specific topic. The content, per Twitter’s help center (opens in new tab), “is selected and ordered based on relevance to the Timeline’s theme using information like search terms, Topics, handles, and manual curation.” Accessing a custom timeline will be similar to how lists appear on Twitter’s mobile app. At the top of the timeline, there will be “Home” and whatever the title of your added custom-built timeline is.